The tragic death of Dr Hommerding is a loss to our entire community. While Leroy and I were usually on opposite sides of library financing, he was always courteous during our discussions and willing to listen to both sides of the issue. While having these conversations, I always found him to be professional and knowledgeable which made it easy to respect him. Our library discussions often turned to areas of mutual interest, which I think we both enjoyed.
It was obvious that Leroy dedicated his life to the Beach library and his passion will live on within the building and it’s programs. We’re all better off for having him in our midst and I feel fortunate that I was able to know the real Leroy Hommerding – a gentleman and a gentle man.
Fort Myers Beach